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James Brooks-Bruzzese
Born 1948


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Jane L. Delgado
Born 1953


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Carlos M. Gutierrez
Born 1954



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Born 1966



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Born 1966


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5-Minute Quests Today's 5-Minute Quest

Answers to all questions can be found on this page or by using links provided on this page.
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5-Minute Quests

1. Why is this date celebrated as Foundation Day in Korea? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. What two children's television shows debuted on this date in 1955? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

3. According to the University of Southern Mississippi biographical sketch, in what Virginia town was Natalie Savage Carlson was born? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a children's author or illustrator born on this date:

1. Although 15 years apart, which two men became the first African-American head coaches in their respective professional sports on this date? (hint: the answer is found on this page)

2. According to the Library of Congress, what was John Ross' name in the Cherokee language? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

3. According to the Ohio Historical Society, what was the reputation of the New York Age published by T. Thomas Fortune? (hint: you will need to use a link found on this page)

Use all of these letters to spell the name of a performing artist born on this date:
(hint: all three questions will require you to use a link found on this page)

1. According to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, what name did Wolfe give to his mother's boarding house in his novel Look Homeward Angel?

2. According to the International Mathematical Union, Pierre René Deligne's work has done much to unify what?

3. According to his first NASA biography, Walter M. Schirra is unique in that he is the only astronaut who flew in which three pioneering space programs?

Use all of these letters to spell the title of a novel by James Herriot (according to All Things James Herriot):

John Ross
Born on This Date 1790

[The Library of Congress]

Native American Chief

T. Thomas Fortune
Born on This Date in 1856

[Ohio Historical Society]


Thomas Wolfe
Born on This Date 1900

[Thomas Wolfe Memorial]


Natalie Savage Carlson
Born on This Date 1906

More Junior Authors, 1963

Primary Children's Authors

Pierre René Deligne
Born on This Date 1944

[International Congress
of Mathematicians]


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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1906 Natalie Savage Carlson (Virginia-born Children's Author) Natalie Savage Carlson Primary Children's Authors
1918 Molly Cone (Washington-born Children's Author) Washington Authors Primary Children's Authors
1948 Marilyn Singer (New York City-born Children's Author) New York City Authors Primary Children's Authors Young Adult Authors
1959 John Himmelman (Maine-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Maine Authors Artists
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1800 George Bancroft (Massachusetts-born Historian) Massachsuetts Authors U.S. History
1856 T. Thomas Fortune (Florida-born African-American Journalist) T. Thomas Fortune Journalism Famous African Americans
1873 Emily Post (Maryland-born Etiquette Expert) Emily Post
1897 Louis Aragon (French Poet) Louis Aragon Poetry
1900 Thomas Clayton Wolfe (North Carolina-born Novelist) Thomas Clayton Wolfe
1916 James Herriot (English Novelist) James Herriot Animals
1925 Gore Vidal (New York-born Novelist) Gore Vidal
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1867 Pierre Bonnard (French Painter) Pierre Bonnard Artists
1875 Dr. Atl (Gerado Murillo: Mexican Painter) Dr. Alt Artists
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1936 Steve Reich (New York City-born Composer) New York City Composers American Composers
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1802 John Gorrie (South Carolina-born Inventor Granted First U.S. Patent for Mechanical Refrigeration) South Carolina Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Florida State Historical Society
1844 Patrick Manson (Scottish Physician) Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Medicine
1854 William Crawford Gorgas (Alabama-born Surgeon General of the U.S.; Conquered Yellow Fever in Panama) Alabama Scientists & Mathematicians Yellow Fever
1881 Dudley Woodard (Texas-born African-American Mathematician) Texas Scientists & Mathematicians American Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1944 Pierre René Deligne (Belgian Mathematician) Pierre René Deligne Algebra
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1790 John Ross (Alabama-born Leader of the Cherokee Indians) John Ross Cherokee Nation Native-American Studies
1799 Francisco Morazán (President of Honduras) Honduras
1832 Edward Noyes (Massachusetts-born Governor of Ohio) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Ohio Political and Social Leaders Ohio Statehouse Ohio Historical Society
1913 David Pitt (Grenada-born Physician/British Political Leader) Grenada British Political and Social Leaders Health Care African American Registry
1938 David Obey (Oklahoma-born Member of the U.S. Congress from Wisconsin) Oklahoma Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
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1858 Eleonora Duse (Italian Actress) Italian Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database
1938 Eddie Cochran (Minnesota-born Popular Musician) Minnesota Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1941 Chubby Checker (South Carolina-born African-American Popular Musician: "The Twist") South Carolina Performing Artists Popular Musicians Famous African Americans
1947 Lindsay Buckingham (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1954 Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas-born Popular Musician) Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1969 Janel Moloney (California-born Actress; Donna of "West Wing") California Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
Gwen Stefani (California-born Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Internet Movie Database
1973 Neve Cambell (Canadian Actress) Canadian Performing Artists Actors Film Television Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1926 Marques Haynes (Oklahoma-born African-American Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Basketball Hall of Fame
1951 Dave Winfield (Minnesota-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Dave Winfield African-American Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1954 Dennis Eckersley (California-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) California Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
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1226 St. Francis of Assisi (Italian-born Catholic Saint) St. Francis of Assisi Catholicism
1838 Black Hawk (Illinois-born Chief of the Sauk Indians) Illinois Political and Social Leaders Sauk
1867 Elias Howe (Massachusetts-born Inventor) Elias Howe Inventors & Inventions
1936 John Heisman (Ohio-born Football Coach; Namesake of the Heisman Trophy) John Heisman College Football Hall of Fame The Heisman Trophy
1967 Woody Guthrie (Oklahoma-born Folk Musician, Songwriter) Woody Guthrie Folk Musicians
1999 Akio Morita (Founder of SONY) Japanese Business Leaders Business SONY
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1692 Puritan Clergy in Salem, Massachusetts, Agreed to No More Witch Trial Executions Salem Witch Trials Religion Capitol Punishment Concordia
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1739 Russians & Ottoman Empire End Three-year Conflict with Treaty of Nissa Russia Turkey War World History Wikipedia
1776 U.S. Congress Borrows $5 Million U.S. Congress Business & Economics The American Revolution History Channel
1789 George Washington Proclaims a National Day of Thanksgiving for Ratification of the Constitution George Washington Thanksgiving U.S. Constitution Historic Firsts Concordia
Historical Events Occurring between 1800 - 1899
Travelling with Lewis and Clark

Clark: fine morning cool wind East all our men getting better in helth, and at work at the Canoes &. The Indians who visited us from below Set out on their return early. Several others Came from different directions—.

Whitehouse: This morning was very pleasant. The Men employed working on the Canoes went on, with much better spirit than they had done for several days past, being refreshed by the Horse meat that they had eat.— The Canoes are now in great forwardness, & will be in readiness to receive their loading on board in a few days— Our Men that
had been sick for some time past recovered fast, & we are in hopes that they will be fully recovered by the time we are ready to proceed on down the River—

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1818 In St. Marys, Ohio, the Delaware Indians Give Up Their Rights to All Lands South of the Wabash River St. Marys, Ohio Indiana Delaware Indians Wabash River Historic U.S. Documents Indiana Historical Society
1833 South Carolina Completes 136 Mile Line: The Longest Railroad in the World South Carolina Railroad University of Georgia
1857 In Delaware, the Junction and Breakwater Railroad Is Established Between Harrington and Lewes Delaware Railroad State of Delaware
1862 Confederates Fail to Recapture Corinth, Mississippi Mississippi Battle of Corinth History Channel Wisconsin Historical Society Arkansas History Commission
1863 President Lincoln Declares the Last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day Abraham Lincoln Thanksgiving Day U.S. History New York Times
1864 The Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry is Mustered into Federal Service Michigan The American Civil War State of Michigan
1867 Oct 1-4, African-American Men Vote for First Time in an Alabama Statewide Election Alabama Voting African-American Heritage Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
1873 Four Modoc Indians Hanged for Murder of Civil War Hero Modoc Indians Native-American Studies Westward Expansion History Channel
1875 Hebrew Union College Founded in Ohio As First U.S. College for the Rabbinate Ohio Judaism Education Hebrew Union College Concordia
1887 Florida A&M University Is Founded as State Normal College for Colored Students Florida Education African-American Heritage Florida A&M University
Horsecars Begin Hauling Passengers in St. Cloud, Minnesota St. Cloud, MInnesota Transportation Horses Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1888 Gilbert & Sullivan's Operetta, "The Yeomen of the Guard," Is First Performed at the Savoy Theatre in London English Composers Composers Opera Historic Firsts American Public Media
1893 John S. Thurman of St. Louis Patents the Motor-driven Vacuum Cleaner Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Pierce Law Center
1895 Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage Is Published Stephen Crane American Civil War Adult Fiction History Channel
1898 The First Rural Free Delivery U.S. Mail Service Is Begun for 600 Families Near Harrington, Delaware Harrington, Delaware U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts State of Delaware
Historical Events Occurring between 1900 - 1949
1902 President Roosevelt Fails to End Pennsylvania Coal Miners' Strike Pennsylvania Labor Job Actions Theodore Roosevelt Library of Congress
1904 Bethune-Cookman College Opens in Daytona Beach, FL Florida African-American History Bethune-Cookman College National Park Service African American Registry
1906 Louisiana College Is Founded in Pineville Louisiana Education Louisana College State of Louisiana
1908 Edith Wharton's The Hermit and the Wild Woman is Published by Scribner's, New York Edith Wharton American Authors American Collection
1910 The First Day of Classes Are Held at Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Arkansas Jonesboro, Arkansas Education Historic Firsts Arkansas State University Arkansas History Commission
1913 Woodrow Wilson Convenes Special Session of Congress to Lower Tariffs Woodrow Wilson U.S. Congress Economics History Channel
1915 A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Pleasant View, Nevada Nevada Earthquakes USGS
1918 700 Cases of Flu Reported At the University of Washington Naval Training Station Washington Influenza HistoryLink
1922 87-yr-old Rebecca Felton (GA) Appointed to be First Woman in the U.S. Senate Georgia U.S. Senate Women Historic Firsts U.S. Senate
1924 Franklin Roosevelt Arrives in Warm Springs, GA Seeking a Cure for His Polio Paralysis Georgia Franklin Roosevelt Polio University of Georgia
1927 Massachusetts' Worcester Airport Opens Massachusetts Aviation History Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1929 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes Changes to Kingdom of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia European History New York Times
1930 Daisy Bradford No. 3 Well Comes In Opening Up the East Texas Oilfield Texas Business Texas State Historical Association
1931 In West Virginia, a Run on the Citizens Bank of Weston Leads to the Banks Closing Weston, West Virginia Economics Great Depression West Virginia State Archives
1932 Iraq Gains Its Independence from Great Britain Iraq Great Britain History Channel
1935 Italy Invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia) Italy Ethiopia War World History Mt. Holyoke College
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Script "Let's Go out and Play" Is Broadcast on WABC-Radio F. Scott Fitzgerald Plays Radio American Collection
1939 The Lincoln Continental Is First Introduced Automobiles Historic Firsts Ford
1941 The Maltese Falcon Opens in Movie Theaters Humphrey Bogart Film History Channel
1942 Germans Conduct First Successful V-2 Rocket Test Germany World War II History Channel
Associate Justice James F. Byrnes Resigns from U.S. Supreme Court James F. Byrnes U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
Alaska's Whittier Army Post Is Activated with 1 Officer and 15 Enlisted Men Alaska Forts U.S. Army Alaska Historical Society
1944 Poles Surrender after 63-day Warsaw Uprising Nazi Germany Poland World War II BBC
1949 Atlanta's First African-American Radio Station (WERD) Goes on the Air Georgia Radio African-American History University of Georgia
Historical Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999
1950 Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain Patent a Transistor William Bradford Shockley John Bardeen Walter Brattain Patents & Trademarks U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1951 Bobby Thomson Hits a HR & The Giants Win the Pennant! Baseball New York Times
1952 Britain Detonates an Atomic Bomb - Becomes Third Nuclear Power Great Britain Nuclear Weapons The Cold War World History U.S. Department of Energy
1954 Father Knows Best Debuts on CBS Family Television Internet Movie Database
1955 Mickey Mouse Club Debuts on ABC Family Television Walt Disney New York Times
Captain Kangaroo Debuts Family Television New York Times
1960 The Andy Griffith Show Debuts Family Television Internet Movie Database
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show Debuts on CBS Family Television Internet Movie Database
UAW Calls Company-wide Strike Against Ford Motors Ford Motor Company Automotive Industry Labor Job Actions The Henry Ford Museum
1962 Wally Schirra Completes 6 Earth Orbits in U.S. Mercury Sigma 7 Spacecraft Wally Schirra Space Exploration Mercury 8
The San Francisco Giants Defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers with 4 Runs in the 9th to Win the National League Playoff California Baseball Major League Baseball LearnCalifornia
Stop the World, I Want to Get Off! Opens on Broadway New York City Muscial Theater Internet Broadway Database
1964 Hurricane Hilda Spawns Tornado Killing 22 in Larose, Louisiana Louisiana Hurricanes Tornados Death NOAA
1974 A Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Strikes Peru: 78 Die, 2,400 Injured Peru Earthquakes Death USGS
Frank Robinson Selected as First African-American Manager in Major League Baseball Baseball Hall of Fame African-American History African American Registry
1977 Rosalie Wahl is the First Female Justice Appointed to the Minnesota State Supreme Court Minnesota Supreme Court American Women Political and Social Leader Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1979 The Dalai Lama Visits Seattle, Washington Washington Dalai Lama Buddhism HistoryLink
1989 Attempted Coup Fails Against Panamá's Manuel Noriega Panamá Human Rights Watch
Art Shell Selected as First African-American Head Coach in the NFL Football Hall of Fame African-American History New York Times
1990 East & West Germany Reunite into One Nation after 45 Year Apart German Reunification Fall of Soviet Communism
1995 O.J. Simpson Is Acquitted of Murder Los Angeles Law and Legal Resources History Channel BBC